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CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
identify and address the threat brought to us by iran's nuclear program. it is a real threat. we have always taken it as such. we have no illusions. let me restate something that president obama has made clear since day one and reiterated again this afternoon -- we will not allow iran to acquire a nuclear weapon, period, not now, not ever. now, believe me, the united states fully understands that israel perceives a nuclear iran as an existential threat. why? because it is. and we understand that. while we may sometimes favor a , therent tactical choice u.s. and israel have always shared the same fundamental goal. as we move forward in this negotiation, we will continue to consult very closely with israel, as with our other friends and allies in the region and around the world, whose input is critical to us in this process. this week, prime minister netanyahu's advisor will travel to the united states with direct conversations -- for direct conversations with our iran experts. that will help us to coordinate and shape our positions with respect to a comprehensive agreement going forwar
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am EST
time since president obama was elected, the domestic politics in iran create an opening for an agreement. the sanctions we have imposed have had an impact. the iranian people are saying to their leaders, "we need relief", and we have a president who is pragmatic. he's not soft, president hassan rouhani. he's practices mattic and put it together with president barack obama's relief that a good deal is in u.s.'s interests and you have space. >> you wrote in that piece that you were hope. a lasting deal will bring about a multilayered, mean layers of positive consequences throughout the middle east. is there not the danger that by giving iran more strength, unleashing iran that it would lead to more tensions between sunni countries. and shi'ite countries. making things worse? >> it's hard to imagine that things would get worse. iran has been shut out of the middle east. we have not had relations with them for 30 years. they are not at any table where we are. turkey has been growing. saudi arabia has been growing in the region, and they have basically made themselves felt by sponso
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
united states. >>> also at this hour, on the record right now, president obama is wrapping up remarks about israel during a time of tension over iran. these are some live pictures. the president literally just wrapping up. more from the white house. >>> and the budget breakthrough, a rare bipartisan plan is in the works right now. i'll ask a gop congresswoman if they'll make deadline day. >>> there will be a lot of friendships made and other kids will have a friend to play with. >> and the buddy bench. one second-grader's idea to solve loneliness is today's big idea. a lot to get to. >>> we start this hour with the release of 85-year-old american veteran merrill newman. newman arrived at san francisco international airport about two hours ago to applause. he was holding his wife's hand. the north korean government released newman late last night. they'd been holding him in the country since october. as you might imagine, newman says he is thrilled to be home. >> it's been a great homecoming. and i'm tired but ready to be with my family now. thank you all for the support we got and ver
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
, president obama giving the odds of achieving a long-term agreement with iran 50/50 at best. >>> meantime, the pentagon under fire tonight for its decision to buy combat helicopters made in russia. lawmakers on both sides, asking, why not made in america? here tonight, abc's aditi roy. >> reporter: tonight, new questions arise as to why the pentagon chose to spend more than $1 billion on dozens of russian mi-17 helicopters, to support afghan troops, bypassing u.s. manufacturers. the defense department signed the deal more than two years ago and pentagon officials defended the move, citing a 2010 top secret study, which they said recommended the russian helicopter as the top choice. but the associated press has obtained excerpts of the study, which said the u.s. manufactured chinook helicopter was the, quote, most cost effective single platform type fleet for the afghan air force over a 20-year period. the russian deal sparking outrage in congress, as lawmakers pressed officials during defense department budget hearings in april. >> with all the tens of billions of dollars we
Univision
Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
la sesiÓn con el presidente obama. el mandatario respondiÓ a crÍtica de los acuerdos que estados unidos y sus aliados lograron con irÁn por 6 meses, para que frene su programa de n enriquecimiento de uranio. >>> durante este perÍodo irÁn no puede avanzar su programa ni aumentar sus reservas a y que s irÁn no cumple con los acuerdos todas las opciones sfan en estÁ mesa incluyendo la militar. el otro tema candente fue la reanudaciÓn entre las negociaciones de israel y las autoridades palestinas. nos encontramos a un punto donde podemos lograr la soluciÓn, de dos estados. donde israelÍs y palestinos pueden vivir con paz y seguridad. afirmÓ que una solucion diplomÁtica con iran es preferible a la al estternativa aunque dejÓ claro que los problemas del medio oriente son complicados y sÚper complejos. queda claro que los desafÍos del presidente obama como el medio oriente y la reforma migratoria y salud no serÁn faciles de superar en los 3 aÑos que le quedan en washington pablo sÁnchez univisiÓn. >>> el presidente obama urgiÓ hoy al congreso a extender antes de final
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
--iran-contra. obama campaigned on trabs parent i. when you campaign on transparency you will be grade on transparency. you have got to be careful what you say when you are in an election. when you say it's going to be the most transparent administration in history you will be held to that standard. >> what about calling the president a liar. is that okay? i think so. i know bob you don't like it. i'm wondering what bob had for breakfast because i'm nodding my head. i think there is a high bar set by the president. when i worked in washington, d.c., we figured out every way to call our opponent anything but a liar. however, during this last presidential election president obama actually used the term and their staff did on his campaign. it shocked a lot of people that they went there first. now that that bar has been lowered and they are calling each other a liar, i do think it's fair. and either they are grossly incompetent or they are deceitful. either way the credibility has been lost. a lot of people gave him goodwill when oh came in to do obamacare. this touches him personally. >> yo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
a chance of preventing for bloodshed. >> a team of u.n. weapons inspectors arrived in iran to tour a nuclear facility, the first time they've visited the site in more than two years. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to roll back its enrichment of uranium, which it uses to generate nuclear energy. the program could also build a bomb. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible ke any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you ask me what is the likelihood that we are able to arrive at the end state i was describing earlier, i want say it's more that 50/50, but we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other powers will meet to discuss implementing an great on the program. hassan ni says the deal that lists sanctions has helped his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest project by artist christo. he'll spread fabric high above the arkansas river. some say it will damage the eco >> it's called "over the river", and this is the river, the arkan
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
affairs committee. why? the obama administration says that the recent deal with iran, the iran nuke deal, is a good one, but it's a tough sell for the administration because members of the president's own party say it's too easy on iran. we're going to go live to washington next. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner and reliable, with fewer emissions-- it matters. ♪ [ female announcer ] can you bridge a divide with a fresh baked brownie? ♪ yes! yes you can. bake the world a better place with nestle toll house. >>> we're watching for this. u.s. secretary of state john kerry's arrival on capitol hill. he's actually scheduled to testify about 1:00 or so to defend the recent iran nuke deal before the house foreign affairs committee
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
as far as iran, they're as liar as obama is. >> barbara from oklahoma this morning. downsizing of the military, sequestration cuts impact on. >> it was an economic message. talked about bending the cost curve, helping long term budget this country by bringing down the cost of medicare. then it became more of a about people in this very wealthy country deserve health insurance. be a right. the message is confusing for people. what is it about? about the economy? or about the morality of this country and the values of this country. problem with messages came to a head with do you want to keep your plan. you recall, he began that formulation by saying if you like your doctor, you'll be able your doctor. that quickly turned out not to obama dropped it pretty quickly and went to plan. are confusing -- it's a confusing law. and messaging is mixed cloudy and -- and not entirely undermine's really the president's ability to say trust us on this. subject.all on this dennis is waiting from hobbs, our line for independents. you're on with scott wilson of "the washington post." >> good mornin
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
economic sanctions against the islamic republic. president obama said he is committed to continued diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions over iran's program even as he puts the odds know better at 50%. ra joins me. good to see you. the president put the odds at 50-50. john kerry said he is unconvinced that i run a leaders -- iran's leaders will make the hard decisions to reach a final nuclear of court. what is the point of the talks? >> what you saw from president obama and secretary kerry was refreshing candor in authority at the state and pragmatism. nobody is saying the deal is perfect and will succeed, it simply the alternative available. of the options on the table, the only thing that could work right now. it is going to be a better solution than simply imposing economic cost that cannot change iranian hater. >> limited sanctions as part of the preliminary accord. what is he going to mean for the country's economy and the average iranian? devon caught in the middle of the tensions between washington for over 30 years since the revolution. "limited," word is there will be rel
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
. iran is the leader in executions. president obama and other dignitaries are on their way to south africa to attend tomorrow's memorial service from nelson mandela. hitching a ride on air force one with the president and michele obama, former president george w. bush and former secretary of state, hillary clinton. bill clinton and jimmy carter also expected to attend the memorial but they are traveling separately. and a collection of troubling new obamacare developments tonight. the architect of the president's health care law moving along substantially when it comes to the president's impetus and false declaration that we could keep our doctors if we wanted to. here is ezekiel emanuel on fox news sunday. >> didn't they say if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor? >> yes. >> but if you want to pay more, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. and if you want to, you can pay for it. lou: he would be called an elitist for his remarks if he were a republican, so he gets away with it as a liberal. "the wall street journal" reporting that lower income individuals may be a
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
to try. >> president obama at the sabam forum here in washington this weekend talking about iran and the possible long-term deal with iran. now, there's talk on capitol hill of a bipartisan plan to move forward with new sanctions, even as the administration is saying that that could potentially kill the interim deal it has with iran. in fact, reuters reported this from the foreign minister of iran -- or "time" magazine rather, said, it asked the foreign minister zarif what what happens if congress imposes new sanctions even if they do not go into effect for six months, he replied the entire deed is dead. we do not like to negotiate under duress. if congress sanctions it shows a lack of desire to achieve resolution on the part of the united states. we're back with the panel. charles? >> that statement shows how factious the president as we just heard that a regime can't change its behavior. all of the evidence that is the iranian regime has not changed its behavior. it's supporting the slaughter of the syrian regime in syria, supporting it actively and in many other ways. it's doublin
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as succeeded. forum in washington. iran agreed to temporarily wind back its enrichment which can be used to make a bomb, but also le used in the making of nuclear energy. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for rain, like any country to change over type of. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likelihood for us to arrive at the end state i described earlier, i wouldn't say it's more than 50/50, but we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and other world powers will meet in the coming days. iran's president said it's a deal and sanctions have already benefitted the country's economy. korea returns home. he speaks after being freed. reunited with his family. >> elian gonzalez speaks out about a request he's making to president obama about his home county, cuba. >> ukrainians ultimate mate um to their president to end the conflict. tÑ >> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. next, after weeks of being held in north korea a u.s. veteran is h
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am PST
including one of mandela's close kf dants. >>> then the man who until this summer was president obama's top adviser on national security, tom donnelly, on the iran deal and on why he says the u.s. doesn't need to cut a deal with hamid karzai of afghanistan. >>> next, how to understand the booming american economy. i'll ask the man who presided over great growth and some critics charge also helped create many bubbles. former fed chair alan greenspan. and as we approach the first anniversary of the newtown massacre, what can the u.s. learn from other nations about gun policy? i'll take you to japan for a fascinating look at a nation that loves violent video games but has a gun death rate that is very different from america's. it's a preview of a "gps" special airing tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> but first, here is my take. when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1990, i remember being struck by how old-f old-fashioned he seemed. he spoke with the language, kay dance and manner of figures from the 1940s and '50s. as someone who grew up in india he reminded me of the videos i ha
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 8:30pm EST
that you tweeted about iran. you said obama carried the best
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
obama acknowledge the u.s. would accept a peaceful nuclear energy program in iran. 85-year-old merrill newman is back on u.s. soil and with family after being detained. north korean authorities seized newman off a departing plane more than a month ago. joining me now, congressman michael mccall, chairman of the house homeland security and congressman adam schiff, a member of the house select intelligence committee. thanks for coming in on a snowy day. not always easy in washington. i want to start with merrill newman because i know his son is in your district and you had been back and forth with him. why did north korea seize him and why did they let him go? >> it's a very good question, and i'm not sure we'll ever know completely the answer. it may be as the north koreans have said that as a personal peek, they found out about his war record and pulled him off the plane. it may have something to do with iran, with the fact that north korea is not the focus of attention right now, that they often will grab people to gain attention, to get a world leader to come and rescue them
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
this evening. >> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran today when he spoke at a prominent d.c. forum. the deal requires iran to temporarily cap some nuclear activities for reduction of sanctions. >> one can envision an ideal world in which iran said we'll destroy every element and facility and you name it, it's all gone. i can envision a world in which congress passed every one of my bills that i put forth. i mean, there are a lot of things that i can envision that would be wonderful. >> at least he's realistic. the forum is being held by the brookings institution, a washington think tank. >> the americans nearly won the arab's got talent competition, finishing in the top three in the contest. ♪ ♪ >> some journalists in the middle east criticized the decision to allow an american in the competition, but the audience and the judges, they loved her take on traditional songs, while other contestants performed more western sounding music. a syrian dance group ultimately won the competition. >> but hours ago prince harry's charity race to the south pole was p
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
comes to president obama's presence on the international stage, we know he's talking about this potential for comprehensive agreement with iran yesterday. he said it's 50/50 or, frankly, it could be worse. his approval numbers very low here. when it comes to the international stage, how is his capital right now? >> i don't think it's exceedingly high. i think a lot of america's allies, particularly in the middle east from israel to some of the gulf countries think america has lost its nerve in some regard, particularly when it comes to confronting iran. so i think there is some difficulty with ourbili because our economic standing has some impact as well. it doesn't diminish america's overall power in the world and america's real influence in the world. that is still very, very strong, even if some people have doubts about president obama. >> how much of a focus is there for president obama in terms of international, seg tear hagel making his way to afghanistan. obviously something needs to be achieved there. >> it's so difficult. i think as you look toward next year, disengagin
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
and then a vintage world war ii airplane flew overhead to break the silence. >> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran today when he spoke at a prominent d.c. forum. the deal requires iran temporarily cap nuclear activities in exchange for slightly relaxed sanctions. critics suggest they are being unrealistic to think they will give up nuclear capabilities forever. >> one could imagine an ideal world where iran said we'll i dee str -- destroy every element where it's all gone, in which congress passed every one of my bills that i put forward. i mean, there are a lot of things that i can envision that would be wonderful. >> well, the forum is being held by the brookings institution, which is a washington think tank. >> friday's jobs report was a shot in the arm for the fokt and some good news for a white house that hasn't had a lot of it recently. 203,000 jobs were added and one group in particular is kark in. alexandra field tells us who exactly is getting hired. >> deb, young people in particular are reaping the benefits of these better jobs numbers. sinc
FOX News
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am PST
partisan appeal here. remember, that this is a political jam. as much as obama care is a domestic headache for the administration this is a foreign migraine for the administration if the democrats vote with republicans on the sanctions and the deal falls apart with iran. imagine if this piece of legislation goes through a democrat senate and republican controlled house and a president has to make a decision whether to veto the legislation in the face of democrats that voted for it? what does that mean for democrats in 2014 that are facing reelection where this is a big issue? >> in order for that to happen and in order for congress to torpedothe deal, harry reid would have to bring it to the floor. i don't know where he is today. do we have an idea? >> talking to law machers behind the scenes they have a inkling that the majority leader is ready to bring this forward and bob men edez and chuck shumer believe that they can move it forward in a bipartisan way and harry reid will bring it forward for a vote. if that train starts moving and the administration loses a number of votes,
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
, bowed to pressure from the obama administration. he said he will hold off on passing new economic sanctions against iran. the president is concerned that more sanctions would unravel the nuclear deal which calls for the iranians to freeze uranium enrichment for six months in return for u.s. easing of some of the sanctions that have crippled the iranian economy. things are also looking up for the president-- at least a bit-- with the american people. a cbs news/"new york times" poll out tonight finds 42% of the americans now approve of the job he is doing that. is up five points from the all-time low he hit last month as his administration was trying desperately to fix the obamacare web site. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, senior advisors to the president believe the worst of the health care nightmare is over. and there is some evidence of that. in our survey the president has gained slightly on the health care issue. 41% now approve of the president's handling of the health care. that's up nine points from one month ago. 55% still di
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
annihilation. >> president obama doesn't think iran will give up it's entire nuclear program, but calls upon them to freeze the most dangerous parts of the program for six months in return for ease of sanctions. >> inspections could help gauge iran's nuclear capabilities and motives. joining us to discuss this step is former u.n. chief weapons inspector joining us from washington this morning. >> good morning, thomas. >> can you give us a better understanding first of all of this particular plant, why is it still operational and what's currently being constructed there? >> it's very important that inspectors went there a day ago. this is the first test of iran's agreement with the six powers made two weeks ago, part of which that they would put a hold on work at this plant, the reactor and heavy worker manufacturing capability. why is it important? everyone has heard about iran enriching uranium. that's one way to make an atomic bomb. the other way is to extract plutonium from fuel that has already been burnt in a reactor. not all reactors can do that, but this one can. when iran goes o
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30pm EST
maximalist position. >> dr. brzezinski i notice that you tweeted about iran. you said obama carried the best team since bush baker and congress is becoming embarrassed by net now who's threats to tate >> i think there is something to that. [laughter] >> you talked about that. >> we are all engaged and one might decipher what might be the particular motives but it's fair to say that prime minister netanyahu expected the agreement and i think he was surprised that it did. a lot of people in this country are surprised in one has to take note of the fact that this was an agreement not just between the united states and iran all those will -- although those were the principle parties but agreement that involves russia, china and europe and that was a very important step forward in the sense that it creates a framework on which to build and permits these countries also to in a sense an outcome which is vaguely being previewed without being overly specific. i think we all have a common interest in iran not -- into a -- total social failure and the source of violence. i think that is shared by
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
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FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
verification mechanisms and inspections and permits iran to have a peaceful nuclear program. >> v words verification. president obama is adding a lot of fine print. the deal that the u.s. and five others reached allows some uranium enrichment. the next guest said the issue is verification. john bolton is here. good day to be here. verification is the elephant in the room. explain. >> if you listen to the president, he puts a lot of weight on the ability of somebody to have intrusive inspections and comprehensive verification. and that really is a misplaced trust in the verification. it can't make a bad deal in a new deal. and eliminate ambiguities and defeat a country that is determined to evade the arms control commitment. at best it is a insurance policy. >> what is built into the deal that guarantees verification and gives you a chance at it, anything? >> well, well, it said that the international atomic energy agency will be allowed to visit sites and iran will cooperate. that is all very interesting as to the sites that are declared to the ia ea. and famous iraq heavy water reactor
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am EST
centerfuges added to iran stock. so sanctions have utterly failed. >> reporter: in washington the obama administration contradicted his version of events. >> there is no question if you look at the facts of the impact of oil revenues and impact on their economic growth at large that there was a huge impact of the -- the sanctions had an enormous impact and that was a driving factor in bringing the iranians back to the negotiating table. >> reporter: many speculating that if it succeeds washington and tahir may cooperate and it could be useful at the up coming peace talks known as geneva two and the u.s. response. >> the goal is to have a governing body, that is the goal of the geneva conference and they have not embraced that as the focus of the geneva communication. >> reporter: it is in the middle of what could be described as a charm offensive and visiting officials in saudi arabia that sent guns and cash to the syrian opposition and they insist iran is trying to be a good neighbor. >> we believe that we need, all of us, need to cooperate with each other to, in fact, contain the spre
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
undermine this effort to get a deal done with iran. i also think president obama aiming his arguments at the israeli audience. a lot of skeptics there. >> yeah. >> reporter: 77% of israelis are skeptical of this deal, opposed to the deal. prime minister netanyahu called it historic mistake. so i think the president really trying to push back against some of that rhetoric, as well, because, of course, it is quite different here in the u.s. looking at the polls actually you see that fair amount of americans do support this deal and they don't want to see this head in a military direction. >> right. very briefly, in a little bit of time left, we learned over the weekend that the president will mrs. obama will be traveling to south africa as part of the weeklong celebration as i understand it. tuesday's the day for heads of state. >> reporter: we're still waiting to get more details from the white house but you're absolutely right. president obama will travel to south africa along with former president george w. bush, former president clinton also going to attend the services there for nelso
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm PST
obama care and the administration negotiating with terrorists in iran. >> they of
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> president obama says he believes chances for comprehensive nuclear agreement with iran are 50/50 at best. >> but what i've consistently said is even as i don't take any options off the table, what we do have to test is the y at we can resolve this issue diplomatically. >> and the president made those comments while participating in a think tank panel on saturday. >>> now to the incredible outpouring of emotion and worship in south africa today. millions of people, regardless of their race, color, or religion, unified in prayer, song, and remembrance in honor of nelson mandela. today's national day of prayer and reflection marks the beginning of a week-long program of mourning in his memory. let's go right now to nbc's michelle koh zin ski, who's in the middle of it all. michelle, a good evening your time. what are we seeing? >> reporter: hi, alex. right here this was a fence lined with some flowers outside the mandela property. now it has become several large hills full of flowers lined with people. you can imagine in churches around the world today mandela was mentioned. here today peop
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
sign onto the obama care website. and glenn beck is here with his take on obama care and the administration negotiating with terrorists in iran. >> they offered coverage for myself, my wife but my one and a half-year-old daughter was left off. >> and a shocking story from the latest victims of obama care. >> i thought it was a glitch. >> "hannity" starts right here, right now. welcome to "hannity." tonight the deadline has passed. despite the administration saying health care.gov works, quote, smoothly for the vast majority of use rs that's not true. there are still glitches when americans try to sign up for obama care online and even death panel sebelius admits it's true, sort of. in "usa today" she wrote, for those who prefer to shop online you may want the to visit health care.gov in off-peak hours when there is less traffic. morning, evenings, weekends. have your information ready and comparison shop for the best deal. that doesn't sound fixed to me. we want to test it so back with us again trying to sign up for obama care. she's been trying all day. the co-host of "fox &
CBS
Dec 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
ready to go back to iran on january 1. i think that's very problematic. we negotiated under obama administration to go to the united arab emirates a landmark deal, gave up the right to prospect of enrichment that was considered a great blow against nuclear proliferation. give way on enrichment the uae, saudi arabia, turkey, egypt all saying, are you kidding? iran gets to enrich we don't? i think all barriers are off then to nuclear programs around the middle east and elsewhere. >> dickerson: wonderful. thanks very much. we'll be back in one minute with our authors panel. ♪ man: [ laughs ] those look like baby steps now. but they were some pretty good moves. and the best move of all? having the right partner at my side. it's so much better that way. [ male announcer ] have the right partner at your side. consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >> dickerson: we turn t
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
tentative. president obama claims he wants to keep the core sanctions on iran's oral, energy, -- oil, energy, financial sector in place until there is a real copperhead the agreement. at issue is -- sanctions are like a brick wall, and hopefully top ofjust taking the breaks off. with a big break from the foundation, the wall of sanctions could crumble. host: next call, atlanta, georgia, sean, republican line. caller: do you believe that eventually iran will get a bomb? guest: thank you for your question. prettyy is that -- it is clear that iran has the capability to make a nuclear weapon, based on its declared capabilities. it could do it anywhere from six weeks to two months. now, what complicates things is that if it has undeclared capabilities, for example a hidden enrichment facility. . 2009, weind, and found that iran had built a facility inside a mountain. i think the worry is that iran is building up a latent capability at a minimum, the slaton capability that is some point in the future, it could -- this latent capability that and support in the future he could use.e to those
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
more than two years. president obama has said yesterday the pursuit of a long standing deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back its enrichment offun rainium which would be used to generate nuclear energy. iran insists it's nuclear program is peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for ran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likely that we are able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, you know, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> iran, the united states u.s. and five other world powers will meet this week to discuss a six-month deal to halt iran's nuclear program. the president said the deal which lifts sanctions has helped his country's economy. >>> this week on talk to al jazeera, iran's foreign minister mohammed zarif was asked if his country would attend a peace conference if invited? he is a key backer of assad. here is his response? >> we believe the syrian people have to decide this betwee
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
trying to sign onto the obama care website. and glenn beck is here with his take on obama care and the administration negotiating with t terrorists in iran. >> they offered coverage for myself, my wife but my one and a half-year-old daughter was left off. >> and a shocking story from the latest victims of obama care. >> i thought it was a glitch. >> "hannity" starts right here, right now.
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
needed to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, including, as president obama just made clear, a military .ption if that were necessary so, there shouldn't be an ounce of doubt. this is a debate we shouldn't be having. the real question is what is going to happen with the final agreement. the united states stands squarely behind our israel he friends and allies in the region and in the world. the result of all these steps we are taking is that iran's breakout time, the period required to produce enough weapons grade material intended for nuclear weapons, will have been increased because of our diplomacy. we are obviously well aware that even a comprehensive agreement would not solve all of our problems with iran. we don't pretend that they do. it wouldn't address their support for hezbollah. it won't deal with syria, although it would have some impact, ultimately. it doesn't deal with other terrorist organizations or their attempt to destabilize our partners throughout the region. whatever the outcome of the upcoming negotiations, iran will still have much work to do. but i am co
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
statement that was clearly written for him. thank you very much. >>> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran when he spoke at a d.c. forum. it requires iran to apparently cap nuclear activities in exchange for slightly relaxed sanctions. the president suggests his critics are being very unrealistic if they believe that iran would suddenly give up all nuclear capabilities forever. >> one can envision an ideal world in which iran said we'll destroy every element and facility and you name it, it's all gone. i can envision a world in which congress passed every one of my bills that i put forward. i mean, there are a lot of things that i can envision that would be wonderful. >> well, the forum's being held by the brookings institution which is a washington think tank. >>> well, defense secretary chuck hagel is visiting u.s. troops today. during a surprise trip to afghanistan. he also met with afghan officials to discuss a security agreement which would allow some of the nato-led troops to stay in the country past 2014. the pact still hasn't been signed by afghan p
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am PST
the service and from president obama's remarks honoring mandela's life and his legacy. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. the goal is to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. but the dilemma is over how best to reach that goal. the secretary of state john kerry's up on capitol hill right now. he's trying to convince lawmakers that an interim six-month deal with iran is certainly the way to go. but some lawmakers are pushing to increase the sanctions against iran to keep the pressure on. our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto is here with me with the latest details. it's a tough sell especially before this house foreign affairs committee. >> tough because it's bipartisan opposition. you've got both on the senate side and the house side, democrats and republicans who don't trust the deal, in effect, want to add sanctions plus the disagreement is so fundamental. the members of the house don't want iran to have any enrichment program whatsoever. that's something the president says he's not comfortable with. it's not banned in the interim de
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
from iran. president obama has weakened the trust and ability of the united states and has strengthened the legitimacy of the illegitimate iranian regime. it is a double whammy and lose stature by elevating a dangerous regime and all for what? our ability to prevent a nuclear-armed iran and all-out arms race in the middle east. it's not going to happen. we are going to see a nuclear-armed iran. we are going to see an all-out arms race in the middle east and we tarnish our relationship with our trusted allies. i remain committed, mr. speaker, that ensuring that iran never becomes a nuclear-capable country will happen. i urge my colleagues in the senate to take up the sanctions legislation that we in the house overwhelmingly passed earlier this year. mr. speaker, iran has no right whatsoever to enrichment. there can be no ambiguity here. the united states must not accept any new deal with iran that does not end iran's enrichment program completely and does not completely dismantle the nuclear infrastructure of this dangerous regime. i thank mr. roskham for his time and leadership and we w
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
. john cornyn a week ago speculating the president brokering a nuclear deal with iran in order to distract from obama care. is he enough to be a senator from texas. the answer is yes. >> i'm not a witch. >> exactly. sharon engel, todd aiken. bring it back to the war in the party. paul ryan and patty murray may come to a budget deal that will come to a vote this week that everybody says is really like a snooze snoozearama. they are going to take away republican support for this. whether enough to kill the bill is anybody's guess. >> what's fascinating. exists, creating all types of interesting things. i was in mississippi recently and there are a lot of black folks thinking about registering for the republican party so they can support ted cochran. this is too scary. i'm just saying that is an amazing fact. >> i think the budget deal marks a real shift. i think it's done. i'm convinced we're going to get the budget deal, probably 21 months of relative calm. what's terrible for me political reporter. >> there will be plenty for you. >> i'm sure i'll find something to talk about. it
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
results are. mariana, thank you for your time tonight. >>> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in vienna this week to discuss the six-month nuclear agreement. president obama said he is committed to diplomacy as the best path for halting iran's nuclear program. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you does me, what is the likely that we are able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> iranian president rouhas rouhasn houani said it helped his country. >> iran's foreign minister was asked if tehran was responsible for some of the unrest in the middle east. iran has been accuse did of stoking the matter, including iraq. here is his answer. >> we have a foreign policy which has a strat eachic period in this region. and we believe that we need. to in fact, contain the spread of sectarian divided in region. we believe sectarianism is dangerous for the entire region. iran is certainly not inte
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
sea. >>> the obama administration says it is prepared to allow iran to engage in a limited nuclear enrichment program. but that applies only to the nation's peaceful energy needs. in a statement released tuesday, the white house says it will negotiate with tehran as long as it holds up its end of the agreement to curtail its nuclear capabilities under tight oversight. this is the first time the u.s. has explicitly said that iran has the right to enrich. >>> yasser arafat was not the victim of poisoning according to tests by french forensic scientists. that contradicts a report. they found he was killed by radioactive polonium. >> this will not put the conspiracy theorys to rest. >>> eight minutes after the hour. coming up, a celebrity chef in a heated courtroom battle. did two sisters steal millions from thnigella lawson? we're live in london. >>> an incredible rescue. a man trapped for days underwater. >> this sais an amazing video. tweet us the "early start" rhyme if you rhyme with jacoby ellsbury. #morningrhy #morningrhyme. tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am PST
new leader of iran he actually brought up the pastor. to his credit, obama brought it up. but the fact he didn't follow up is mind boggling. if i'm the iranians i'm like are you really serious about getting him back? it can't be that big of a deal. you mentioned him on the phone, okay. but you didn't bring him up in negotiations? maybe there is something that we don't know. but the time to really enact change in the iranians was in 2009 during the green revolution. if you really wanted to change the mentality of the iranians the time was then. now too late. >> these negotiations have been going on for well over a year. one more thing is up next. >>> it's time now for one more thing. eric bowling. >> so life imitating art. paul walker "fast and furious" fame died in a fiery car accident. art imitating light again, look what happened last night on "the wheel of fortune" can't make this stuff up. >> the fast and the furious. >> you've got it. yes, sir. nice going. look at you there. >> so in their defense that aired last night. "the wheel of fortune." pat sajak e-mailed or typed and
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
does mr. obama say? and the president trying to keep congress from passing new sanctions against iran. we will be joined by ralph peters in k.t. mcfarland with the analysis. we will await results from cybermonday. jen rogers joins us to tell us what it means for the to be american economy and the global economy as well. we are coming right back. the obama administration touting dramatic improvements out of healthcare.gov, and that is not what we are finding. we will be talking with the former director, tom scully, on what is really going on with obamacare. as a business owner, i'm constaly putting out fires. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i t 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me th unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer get the spark business card from capital o. chse 2% cash back or double miles on every purchas every d. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! lou: our first guest is here to serve at least pa
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
, including president obama's remarks. today the white house warned the senate not to vote for new economic sanctions on iran fearing more sanctions could unravel the nuclear deal the administration worked out last month. iran agreed to freeze its uranium enrichment for six months in return for an easing of sanctions but there are opponents to that idea in the senate and elsewhere. elizabeth palmer is in tehran for us. liz? >> reporter: iran's new reformist government defied hard-liners at home and pushed hard for this geneva agreement against a lot of domestic resistance and now they're afraid that the u.s. senate is going to introduce these new sanctions. majid ravanchi was one of the negotiators and he told that iran was counting on the u.s. and iran to adhere to the geneva agreement to try and repair what has been more than three decades of really toxic relations. >> we do not trust what the american government does and it is natural the same feeling is there in america. what is important for the time being is we are entering into a new phase. >> reporter: in fact, iran says it
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
story, new pressure on the white house to defend a controversial deal with iran to curb the nuclear program. this comes as drit i cans are pointing out the number of iran's nuclear process happened under the obama administration. our chief washington correspondent is live with more on this. james? >> good arrive. chief criticism of the iran nuclear deal from left and right and from our allies in the mideast has been that it concedes to iran the right to enrich uranium. secretary state kerry justified that by saying the number of centrifuges here presented the west with a fait incomplete. >> 2003 when the iranians made an offer to the former administration with respect to their nuclear program, there were 164 centrifuges. that offer was not taken. subsequently sanctions came in and today, there are 19,000 centrifuges and growing. >> the secretary's concise history of the iranian nuclear program omits a lot. determining exactly when the regime crossed this or that threshold is difficult. iran has hidden nuclear facilities for years at a time. let's accept kerry's assertion that a deca
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> the obama administration is stepping up its lobbying push on iran today. secretary of state john kerry is will try to persuade capitol hill skeptics on both sides of the aisle to give him more time before passing new sanctions that the white house argues would derail sensitive nuclear negotiations and make it more likely that iran successfully develops a nuclear weapon. last night kerry assured an american jewish audience that the u.s. will hold firm on its red line on iran. >> we will not allow iran to acquire a nuclear weapon, not now, not ever. >> aides say a bipartisan group of senators is, quote, inches from finalizing a deal on sanctions legislation. it hopes to attach as an amendment to the defense authorization bill which congress could vote on before it adjourns for the holidays. now, in an interview with "time" magazine iran's foreign minister warned if lawmakers passed any new sanctions, then the entire deal is dead. we do not like to negotiate under duress. if congress adopts sanctions it shows lack of seriousness and lack of a desire to achieve resolution on the part
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
because it wanted to, not because of u.s.-led economic sanctions. >> sanctions started, the iran--today iran has 19,000 centerfuges. so the net product of sanctions has been about 18,800 centerfuges that has been added to iran's stock of centerfuges. so sanctions have ultimaterly failed. >> reporter: in washington the obama administration contradic contradicted his version of events. >> there is no question if you look at the facts of the impact of oil revenues, the impacts on their economic growth at large that there was a huge impact, that the sanctions had an enormous impacts, and that was the driving factor in bringing iranians to the negotiating table. >> many peculiar late that if the deals succeed, washington and iran might negotiate other things. >> the goal is a transitioning governing body. certainly they haven't embraced that as the focus o geneva communique. >> what could be described as a charm offensive. he's visiting other countries, and iran insists they're trying to be a good neighbor. >> we believe we, all of us, need to cooperate with each other to, in fact, co
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
infinite possibilities to every situation. and why kerry and obama are being tireless with this situation right now. in both iran and both with the palestinian peace process is because they recognize the possibilities of hope and optimism. and they know that what is can't sustain itself. >> at the same time you have to argue. we don't have time to do this, because we don't. there are whole kinds of arguments you can make here about understanding, you know, you can't negotiate with hitler. given? >> i certainly would have tried if hi been at the dinner table. you darn right i would have tried. and i believe you can negotiate with everyone. >> rose: churchill. >> history will prove that you can't at a certain point because they are madmen or there is something wrong with their brain or they are just sick. >> rose: and the other people arguing with respect to iran and the nuclear thing make this simple argument. sanctions were working, that hard reality of sanctions were working and that's why they came to the table. and it's no time t is no time to pull back on sanctions, that's t
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